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Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Unleashed by Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Paul T. Bertucci, Ray Rankins

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What’s New in SQL Server System and Database Administration

The means for accessing system information has changed very little from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2012. The system views that were introduced in SQL Server 2005 are still the preferred means for getting at that all-important system information. These views, which include catalog, compatibility, and dynamic views, are discussed in detail later in this chapter.

What is new in SQL Server 2012 is an enhanced set of system objects. There are new system views and functions that are geared toward some of the new functionality offered with SQL Server 2012. For example, new catalog and dynamic management views that return information about AlwaysOn Availability Groups have been added to ...

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